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Todd refiles ballot wording after state critique

A professional poker player backing a ballot proposal that would let her control casinos in four Arkansas counties has submitted new wording for the measure after the secretary of state cited an ambiguity in the original version.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A professional poker player backing a ballot proposal that would let her control casinos in four Arkansas counties has submitted new wording for the measure after the secretary of state cited an ambiguity in the original version.

Nancy Todd said Monday that she submitted the new proposal after Secretary of State Mark Martin found that the measure improperly omitted a reference to a state gambling law that would be repealed.

Martin's office ruled last week that the ballot wording wasn't fit for the ballot. The law allows a proposal's sponsor to rework the wording. Martin has 15 days to rule on whether the new measure meets the test.

Todd faces a Wednesday deadline to submit 78,133 valid signatures of registered voters in order to qualify for the November ballot.

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